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Air bag light and cruise control

(2000 Dodge Grand Caravan)
in New Lothrop, MI on August 25, 2010
The air bag light came on and the cruise control stopped working at the same time. please help
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on August 25, 2010
clock spring is the common demoninator. have it checked at a shop to confirm.

Roy
of FiveStar ServiCenter on August 25, 2010
The most common srs (supplemental restraint system or airbag) failure is the "clock spring" located inside the steering column. This is a taped wheel mechanism that allows wires to stay connected to the steering wheel. The electronics that run through the "clock spring" are for the drivers side airbag, the horn, and any cruise control or radio controls mounted on the steering wheel.

When this "clock spring" breaks, it may interrupt communication between the drivers side airbag and the srs module. We know the cruise control does not work, so try and see if the horn and any radio controls work before bringing the car in for diagnosis. If anything there does not work make sure you tell your shop in hopes to keep the diagnostic part down some.

SRS repairs are usually costly, expensive on cars today is relative though.

Best of luck!
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